Fort Lauderdale Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury can leave a person with severe disabilities and lead to a lifetime of necessary medical care. If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another person, Colson Hicks Eidson is ready to help. We are recognized as one of the top litigation firms in the country, and we handle cases throughout the state of Florida (and nationwide). When you need a spinal cord injury attorney, let us investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing
Our spinal cords are used for just about every movement we make. When the spine is damaged, it often leads to a complete alteration of a person’s life. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are around 300,000 people living with disabilities from spinal cord injuries in this country. They say that there are around 18,000 new spinal cord injury cases annually. The statistical center says that these injuries primarily occur due to:
- vehicle accidents (38.3%)
- falls (31.6%)
- violence (13.8%)
- sports and recreation incidents (8.2%)
- medical or surgical mistakes (4.6%)
- other (3.5%)
The cost of these injuries can be tremendous
The costs of treating a spinal cord injury include a variety of factors. Medical costs for the first year of treatment range from $359,000 to over $1.1 million, depending on the severity of the spinal injury. Each following year of care can cost from $43,000 to $191,000.
When examining the total costs of a spinal cord injury, we have to look beyond the costs of hospital care. Victims and their families incur other hidden costs that many people do not think about. This can include:
- The loss of income of the victim. This can include the money the loss of future income or a lower earning capacity due to the injury.
- The cost of modifications that may be necessary to a home or vehicle to allow for easier mobility (ramps, stairlifts, or other assistive devices).
- The cost of in-home care, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and travel to and from spinal cord specialists.
- Emotional and psychological, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium damages.
We are going to move your case forward
Spinal cord injuries are amongst the most devastating injuries that a person can sustain. If you or a loved one are the victims of a spinal cord injury that was caused by the negligence of another person, the team at Colson Hicks Eidson is ready to help. With our decades of combined legal experience, we are going to thoroughly investigate what happened in your case. We understand that these injuries lead to major expenses, so let us work to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. If you need a spinal cord injury attorney to handle your case in Fort Lauderdale, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.